republicans are unhappy, democrats are not happy as well, from the most liberal to the most conservative. what the president of the associated press is saying that over a two-month period, 20 phone lines in new york, connecticut, washington, even the press room here in the capital, in the house of representatives, they seized records from all of those areas and it was done without telling the a.p. journalists beforehand. apparently some had their home phones and cell phone records taken, seized by the justice department. now, what the a.p.'s president is saying is that what they took provides what he called a road map to the a.p.'s news gathering operations, road map and information that the government simply has absolutely no business having. you might, of course, be wondering what's the justice department's explanation. all they are saying is that they only did this because they exhausted every reasonable effort to obtain this information through alternative means. as for the white house, just a few minutes ago, they, too, issued a statement saying that they don't know anything about this, that this is being done independently at the department of justice and it's an ongoing criminal investigation.